Gricelda H. González
Student Services & Achievement Director
Years at EP
What attracted you to EP?
My community. Escuela Popular is a quintessential family learning center and there is no other that compares. EP encourages us to be happy human beings, and in my opinion, happiness is all that we really want. We do not offer a cookie cuter approach in education and I was initially attracted to how unique and HUMAN our organization is.
What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is working alongside like-minded individuals who want to change the world to be a better place, including the students, families, and my colleagues. It is a place where I can be creative and take risks, in order to meet the needs of our community whether it’s new programming, new services, etc. I enjoy equipping our students with information and resources so that they dream and hope of being whoever and whatever it is they want to be.
How does your passion align with EP’s vision?
I am grateful to work for an organization that guides me to develop leadership skills, personal skills, and my passion for instilling hope and dreams in human beings. Education systems are naturally oppressive institutions that marginalize and criminalize the most underrepresented populations. I strive to empower my community to hope and dream and to feel a part of this Earth because they, WE, matter. My passion is to humanize schools, empower my community via education, and teach with love. Escuela Popular does just that.